Rachel Zoe

Zoe talks about her sexy shoot for V, keeping Team Zoe together, and Rodger's new gig!

on Oct 12, 20090

 

We see you picking out fragrances...you liked the Hollywood one?

Well the fragrances had working names; none of them had actual names. My fragrance wouldn't be any of those names. So it was more as a reference point for the actual fragrance house that was working on it.

Any news on the fragrance?

Not yet. I can't talk about it yet. It's something I think I want to do perfectly, but it is a lot of time. More time than I anticipated.

Keep us posted!

I will.

So how is your vertigo?

To this day The vertigo still rears its head unfortunately. When I'm under a lot of stress and anxiety it comes out, which is horrible.

You make the decision to let Rodger take over...

That's something Rodger and I have been talking about for a really long time, for many reasons. He's still involved in his company. But it's something that seemed like the logical thing to do. Because there's no one I trust more than him. It just works.

How did Team Zoe handle the news? Were they shocked?

I really don't know. You can never tell with them. So I think that it's somewhere where no one knows me or my business the way Rodger does. That's it. It just seemed like the perfect thing to do.

So we've come to the end of another season. Any final thoughts?

Well I'm really, really glad that people loved it as much as they did. I think people learned even more this season than last season. I think it was a much better done season - visually I think it was better. I loved that I got to take everyone to Paris. That was great. I've been stopped on the street quite a bit with fans saying, 'Oh my god, I wish I could have been in Coco Chanel's apartment!' Really exciting.

 

75 comments
Hector Martinez
Hector Martinez

Absolutely love this woman, one of the most interesting personalities on TV. Not to mention she is very, very, veryyyyyyyyyyy, classy!

Hector Martinez
Hector Martinez

Rachel and Rodger should adopt a baby... Who said family and love is obtained only trought biological kids?

Cali Girl in NY
Cali Girl in NY

Rachel,

I'm watching old reruns of The Rachel Zoe Project. Very exciting to see the amazing dresses and jewelery. I'm loosing weight and when I get to that ideal goal, I look forward to dressing myself up in sexy fashion wear. Seeing your show is just that more inspiring to help me get to my goal. Thank You!!! All the BEST to YOU.

Amy Victoria

chole
chole

Rachel love your show, love taylor she worked so hard for you, dont believe she would steal from you..tho..you should have taken her to paris...you know that already....Brad kissed your butt..didnt he..he played yeh all..it worked he got to go to paris..I wish you well and Taylor too....have a good season

Bay Lady
Bay Lady

Rachel,

I so love you guys! I am from a small coastal town in Mississippi and I cannot get over the glamourous life that you have! BUT I wouldn't want the stalkers and photographers...so I'll stay in my picture perfect town. Ya'll keep up the great shows. I really do enjoy them!

Kaye
Kaye

I love your clothes,I set money back to be able to buy some of them.Times the way the are now us women have to really shop for the good buys,but I hang in there just to buy a few things. GREAT CLOTHING LINE!!!!

Maria Hein
Maria Hein

Love your show, I saw you on the View and it was stated that your show was back on. I have looked for it and cannot find it. Can some one let me know if the show is on. If not I just want you to know you are surely missed. Get better soon.

aguss♥
aguss♥

Rachel: I don't know if you read this but I hope so..I love you so much ♥, i always see your proggram with my mother because we LOVE the clothes . we are from argentina ..♥

xoxo

write me!!☻

agustina
agustina

Rachel:

I don't know if you read this but I hope so, I love you soo much ♥ !! i see your proggram everydays with my mother , we love your show and we are fans your, i cant wait from the next season ..

I am from argentina , we love you..

xoxo you are the best♥♥♥

Cesarh
Cesarh

I REALLY LOVE BRAD. HEEEY BRAD! YOU ARE MY BOYFRIEND!! !! =) I LOVE YOU SO MUCH, YOU´RE SO CUTE AND FASHIONISTA, AND I LOVE THAT.

::: YOU ARE MY FAVORITE GUY :::

IM FROM MEXICO!

Delfina
Delfina

Rachel,i love you so much,you are the best of the beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeest,i live in Argentina and see everyday your programe for FTV,

Ivana sugar
Ivana sugar

Fodder that to have your own(proper) line of clothes would be fabulous for the stars that you have of clientas, and for us taobien!!!! I would like that you sell it in Argentina, or order it of some form if we ask for it. It seems to me that the perfume is very interesting to start(extract) before that the clothes. A lot of luck and work!!!!

Ivana Isasa
Ivana Isasa

It(He) was very enterteining to see since(as,like) you were touching the shoes of the designers, I had made them same!! I would be charmed with happening(passing) a few days to see since(as,like) they manage in the study. I am charmed with quite what it(he,she) has to see with production.

Lucinda1
Lucinda1

Zoe!! I loved your show, get yourself better girl!! Looking forward for the next season, if you are up to it. We'll be waiting for you..

Lucinda

Diane Cllauson
Diane Cllauson

Rachel: :)

I am so sorry to hear you have been sick. I LOVE your show and your book. I love to watch you and love your fashions.

I miss your show terribly. I hope you will be feeling better and back soon.

Until then, God bless, and take really good care of yourself!

xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

oscar berrios
oscar berrios

I love you, you are the best, I'm from chile and you always see by tv.

kiss.

Joi
Joi

I enjoyed your shows and would love to see more. I love fashion, and admire your style and talent. Even though I could never be as fashionable as you are, you set a beautiful example for those of us who care and wish we could look, dress, and appear as stunning as you are at all times. You make me want to "get myself together", and do my own complete drastic makeover. It may not be possible for me to do so, but I can still enjoy seeing someone who can "pull it all together". Please continue your series of shows.

Elena
Elena

Rachel zoe you are amaaaaaazing!!! you should be proud of what you have accomplished, your an amazing stylist and i love you to bits, me and my sisters whach your show every week, we don't miss an episode. i'am also in love with vintage fashion i love it its sooo sheek and classic. my dream is one day to work for you, i die over all the clothes i see and the masterpieces, i am currently studdying fashion and you are a true inspiration. you're amazing keep up the good work!!! p.s please look after yourself.

Viewer- Miley Jacobs
Viewer- Miley Jacobs

I think that Rachel is a great stylist and i am whatching her shows on youtube everyday till i finish them all. I really want to be a designer when i'm older. I'm only 12 now but when i'm older i want to designs clothes for celebs and be famous.

maggiecnighs
maggiecnighs

Rachel, I too suffered from vertigo and every now and then it does come back. Acupuncture helped a great deal as did some really easy exercises: Stare at a fixed point eye level about 2 feet in front of you and shake your head back and forth while keeping your eyes fixed in that point. Do this for about 1-2 minutes. I know shaking your head seems like the very last thing you want to do but trust me- it works almost immediately if you do it when you start to get the loss of perspective or balance (dizziness). Good luck- love the show!

HD
HD

Rachel; Let me start by saying that I love your show. I have noticed that you get stressed out trying to figure out what to where to events so that the press won't bug you about your figure. I think that you are beautiful no matter what you wear. As long as you are healthy and happy then it doesn't matter what other people say. I also notice that you try to pick out clothing that will make your clients comfortable. As long as you are comfortable in what you wear then I say screw everyone else. Don't stress so much:)

Di
Di

Rachel,You need to look at a couple of Aussie designers,namely George Gross and Harry Watt who make beautiful red carpet gowns to rival most of those you already have access to in L.A.Saw some absolutely fabulous gowns yesterday on our 9network morning show with KerriAnn,you should really take a peek.

RedWheez
RedWheez

Rachel why do you have someone as negative as Taylor on your team? I have not heard one kind word about you or your business come out of her mouth. If she's that good then she would be on her own!!! She is using your show and name to make herself look important. She has said many of times that she does not want to be part of the team so do yourself a favour and cut her loose!!

hollyberrie
hollyberrie

Rachael, just love your show and admire your truly great talent. When I was a little girl I used desighn all my cut out dolls chlothes and wanted to become a fashion designer. my parents had other plans for me . I'm now a grandmother of five little girls and wish I had the guts to do what I really wanted way back then, a lesson for all the young ones who want what you have. I am still meszmorized and in awe watching your show and you are so so talented. concerning your vertigo, my mother had a problem with her eardrum and had the same symtoms. without her daily medicine she would be dizzy and nauseaus. stress can do so much to your body so take every single test and get second opinions, just a suggestion. stress also ages you fast, I know having my own business. best of health to you and whishing the best for your career, health and next season. The Paris episode was a true gift for anyone who loves Art and never will have the chance to go there. thanks for sharing your gifts. you are a special one.

tiarasoptional
tiarasoptional

LOVE the show, but we need more episodes! My husband and daughter and all our daughters friends watch as well. Bananas! So fun.

Liam
Liam

I need MORE episodes!!!! Like for real, needs to happen yesterday...seriously. More Chanel more Vuitton more Gucci!!! I practically drool for this. Oh and one more thing......MORE STAM!!!!!!!!

Catherine@Cameron
Catherine@Cameron

Hi Rachael and team Zoe, I absolutely love you and your show, I'm so going to miss seeing you and the team every Monday. You also have re-inspired me, as I always have loved the world of fashion, make-up, etc., and it has given me the drive to enter the world of fashion. I know it is not much right now, but I just got a job with a company in Seattle and am so excited to pursue what I really love and go down a path that I have a passion for. I am so excited about working on a new career, something that is for me, I know I have a long ways to go, but you and your team inspired me. I know I'm not going to Hollywood and start styling, as I have to be realistic about things, but at least I really feel that it is time in my life to start thinking of the things in life that I love and adore. I know it's going to take a lot of hard work, but thanks to you and your show, it has given me passion and inspiration again.

I hope that you are feeling better, as there is no other like you and we all want you to be well and healthy. Until next season....Happy Holiday's to you and your family.

Love, Love, Love you guys..... Catherine from Seattle

Jenna Leasck
Jenna Leasck

Rachael, I am a huge fan. I am 36 years old with three kids, two 15 year olds, and a 9 year old, and own my own salon and spa. Going on 4 years. Also a massage therapist. Watching your show puts me in a different world for an hour, after my kids are in bed, I sit and watch. Its my time. I love fashion, and I can't afford to wear things that I would love to wear. With three kids I find myself making sure everything is provided for them instead of myself. One day I can go shopping, and put your amazing ideas to use. I've learned a lot from you show. You and your team are amazing and so much fun to watch. Thanks!

wilma
wilma

Rachael, your tv show is totally bananas like in your words, I staring wacthing it because my daugther Diana just loved it and I became a fan too. Refreshing and different. Hope keep seeing more season

Alexa
Alexa

WE WANT U BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACCCCCCCCCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!! This is OOC, seriously! Just to let you know u have a HUGE Fan base in Puerto Rico as well. We can't get enough from u!!! As sick as that may sounded, it is oh so true. It's very refreshing to have u on TV. Keep up the good work. XOXO

Fan of RZ
Fan of RZ

Rachel, I am a fan of your show. I get so many ideas about outfits from watching you, and Taylor. I much prefer the casual LA look and style, as opposed to New York. I guess weather plays a part in it, since I live in Scottsdale, Arizona. Anyway, sooooo glad you kept Taylor and have put her in charge of marketing your product lines in fragrance and on the QVC! She is such a hard-worker, and ultra responsible. You should count your blessings that she works for you. I thought one of the most hilarious parts of your show was when Larenzo walked in just after you asked Brad to find more male models. Was that scripted or edited? It was funny! Looking forward to next season.

Karo
Karo

Please tell me that Team Zoe did not dress Demi in that brown sack dress this weekend!

BreAnna
BreAnna

I absolutely love this show, it is such an inspiration to me. Your since of style is becoming more of mine each day, I add some of your style (or try) each and every day. I love your style!! And I absolutely love fashion, so this show is a plus.

I love this show, I wished that it came on everyday!

Keep on stylin :)

sophie paradis
sophie paradis

hey! hi rachael, im sophie just your average 12 year old fashion lover! Me and my friend maddy absolutely LOVE your show! you bring the real world of fashion into an interesting eye catching show on BravoTV! I know i know.... you think oh this is just some 12 year old girl living up to her dream but i am a pure fashionista! i go for the best of the best! Me and maddy always go for cute dresses from juicy and we are always at the mall on saturdays with are cute coach poppy purses! With this season of fall fashion i see boots and scarfs are VERY in! we have subscribed to the weekly teen vogue to keep up with the latest fashion! Our dreams of becoming fashion designers with our own lines are tall thin models is definatley possible. were both TINY! but slightely short i weigh nothing but 69 lbs.! lol i know....ok ive just realized i typed ummm ALOT soo uh byeee! thx-sophie

JRT
JRT

R. The season was BAnana's.........funny,fresh,and , just interesting shit....... You and Roger are adorable together and the show is a great peek into your fashion world. The Coco Channel episode was perfection!!

I had the vertigo thing as well, and I agree that its due to stress, and really anything you can do to deal with stress will help you regain your health.

Healthful Life
Healthful Life

Hey Rachael I just had to comment on your current state of health. I am also an overworked overstressed female who began to develop symptoms that are extremely similar to the ones you have commented on during your episodes. I knew that although stress can create health problems in the end i knew that there had to be something else that was causing this synergistic effect on me. I have found out that I had a malfunctioning gallbladder. You should really insist to your doctor to test your gallbladder not only looking for stones but testing its functionality. Your symptoms, low energy state and I can just tell by the state you are existing I have been there,this may be the cause of your distress. Stress amplifies the symptoms of this disorder. I hope this helps you. Be well

Cullen
Cullen

I'm obsessed with that white motorcycle jacket you wore on the season finale. Where is it from?

TLJava
TLJava

Racheal: What kind of doctor tells you that vertigo is from stress???? Do some vestibular rehab with a Physical Therapist and you'll stop feeling like a spinning top.

Dora
Dora

I totally enjoy watching you take control. Even though you think you don't have the time to take a breath of fresh air, I really believe you should. You have no one to impress if you are stuck in a hospital room. We all love you and what you do, but you should just take at least one hour a week for a massage or something that lets you relax completely. Enjoy something you've never done to relax your mind, then you will come back with more energy than before. This world will end with us stressed or not and wouldn't you rather leave with a unstressed face in that perfect gown. We want to see more of your enthusiasm without stress. Take absolutely great care of yourself. Love You!!!!!! Dora

JLN
JLN

Rachel, I realize your vertigo is being brought on by stress but you may want to check into a video on YouTube for "Vestibular Disease" which is vertigo caused by crystals dislodging in your ear and causing imbalance. There is a very simple exercise you can do to alleviate the vertigo. It may help. I did it and it worked after 3-4 times.

Viewer
Viewer

Seriously....Rachael, u really need to take care of urself first before work. You know ur health should come first because u need to be well to be able to work. So take ur health seriouly so that u don't end up in a serious health problem...like your doctor said this could lead to HBP or Stroke and you definately wouldn't want that to happen to u. So relax and take care of urself. You have a good supporting husband and a good team as well, they gat u. Get well! Love the show.

Viewer
Viewer

Hi Rachel, Love, love your show-it just needs to last longer. A couple of months is just not enough for this fashion watcher! You are adorable and sweet, and if Taylor does quit, i'm totally up for the job. I take and follow orders and do not complain because good jobs are hard to find. Alas, today they want to be CEO's right out of high school. Anyway, your show beats them all on Bravo. Please get well, and stay away from stress. What a wonderful husband you have. Rachel, you really do have it all. Just step back and see it. Let the unnecessary stuff go, and live your life. You are blessed with a great job, and great family! Being surrounded with apparel, and bags and shoes! BAM!

Lots of love Elizabeth Peterson

Viewer
Viewer

Great season Rachel, Taylor, Brad and Rodger! I will miss watching you all every monday night and can't wait for Season 3.

On another note....don't listen to those above telling you to fire Taylor. You are her boss and you make those decisions, not strangers who watch your show and don't actually know Taylor and her work ethic, skills, and fashion gift. She seems to me to be an essential part of Team Zoe.

As far as the issues you have with the tabloids, I too have been in the public eye at times and while I have never had negative press, I have experienced being quoted incorrectly and only bits and pieces of a night out or a story have been shared on the news. My only advice would be a quote I heard once " Let your haters be your motivators." Especially don't let them contribute to your stress and anxiety to worsen your vertigo. Also, I'd like to share with you that my mother has always had severe vertigo since I was child, she has had it for over 25 years. Recently in my life I have been having extreme amounts of stress and anxiety. One doctor suggested it was vertigo. For about 2 months I had the most horrible extreme can't move nausea that I had never before felt in my life. I like you had no clue as to what it felt like to feel good and healthy again. Finally, I went to another doctor and was put on a daily morning anti-anxiety medication, Celexa. And a twice a day optional medication, an extremely low dose of Xantax. After about 2 weeks it worked. In the beginning I was taking the 2 Xantax a day and the celexa every morning, after the 2 weeks time it takes for the celexa to really work, I was able to once a day or not even at all of the xantax and just have that as a back up in case you are starting to feel a lot of stress and anxiety coming on. It turned out I did not have vertigo like originally told and found a solution for my stress and anxiety. It may be worth asking your doctors about.

TEAM ZOE: ALL OF YOU, KEEP DOING WHAT YOU'RE ALL DOING. CAN'T WAIT UNTIL NEXT. WISHING YOU ALL MUCH LUCK AND WELL BEING UNTIL THEN.

Karen
Karen

Rachel, The past year I have been treated for a very serious case of vertigo. I died when I saw you being diagnosed with the same thing! I have been going to a clinic in Kansas....don't laugh, there have been several rock stars, and others stars from LA who have come to this clinic. The clinic is "Your Wellness Connection". Without this staff of amazing people, I would not have made it!! If you can find the time, it would be well worth it. You are tooooo amazing to go through this. Sending good vibes!

Viewer
Viewer

Rachel, Please take care of yourself and slow down a bit. This season was awesome and I will greatly miss all of you until next time..I wish you and Rodger a most wonderful holiday season! xoxo

valerie
valerie

RACHEL I LOVE YOUR SHOW. BUT PLEASE HELP ME. I HAVE BEEN SEARCHING YIUR SITE FOR WHERE TO BUY A HAT YOU WORE ON EPISODE 4. IT WAS BROWN WITH 2 GOLD BANDS . A CRUSHER TYPE STYLE. I ADORE IT . PLEASE HELP. THANKS. -VALERIE

Kelli
Kelli

Rachael, I absoluetly love your show and your fashion sense. I wear a lot of the same things you put together on the show. I actually have a room in my house that is my closet, LOL... I used to be a model when I was much younger and now my daughter is trying to get into it. I am hoping and praying you get to feeling better soon. Try not to let all the haters out there get to you with their snotty comments about your weight, etc. It's not there place to judge anyone. I think you are a wonderful, caring person. God Bless!!

JACKI
JACKI

Loved this season! Sorry it is over ,I want MORE!!!You have employees you trust so do just that TRUST that team you have groomed and oversee their work!. Roger will be such an asset. You still visit designers, gather the looks, match them to the client, show up for final fittings and final design stuff but let those youngsters do the leg work and rest yours, a little!!! When will faux furs hit QVC???

Kate Walker
Kate Walker

Rachel and Rodger,

Fire Taylor.

If any of my employee's gave the attitude she did they would have been released to try things on their own long ago.

One of the reasons you are experiencing extreme stress is that your staff behaves as if they own the company instead of work for you.

Taylor is rude and disrespectful of everyone not to mention that she seems to think she's a superior being. So let her go find something else somewhere else.

Good luck to Taylor in this economy. I'd love for her to find something this plush and cuddly in the real world.

Get someone on your staff as your product development person who not only has skill but isn't a self absorbed one note.